ECM Highlights: Full Year 2019

Global Roundup 2019 was the year when the Saudi ARAMCO IPO finally priced helping to boost Q4 2019 IPO volume to its highest quarterly level since Q4 2015. $68.8bn was raised via 381 IPOs.   Overall $720.0bn was raised globally through the equity capital markets, virtually level with the $722.3bn raised in 2018, although where […]


Loans Highlights: Full Year 2019

Global Outlook: FY 2019 Market Drivers The syndicated loans market had to navigate troubled waters in 2019. Increasing trade barriers, political uncertainty as well as the cyclical and structural deceleration of some major economies impacted both volume and revenue which were down by 15% and 24% respectively year-on-year. Non-Investment grade loans receded at a fast […]


Alibaba completes secondary listing for $11.7bn using Dealogic

On November 20, Alibaba successfully completed its secondary listing on Hong Kong Mainboard for $11.2bn since its first and largest listing on NYSE in 2014. The deal is the largest new listing on Hong Kong Mainboard in the last 5 years and the largest secondary listing on record.   As a trusted financial platform partner, […]


Greta Thunberg is right

“How dare you?” This September at the UN Climate Action Summit, the young, Swedish Greta Thunberg reminded1 world leaders they are not doing enough regarding climate change. M&A activity in renewable energy reflects that inactivity. 2018 was the only year with increased interest in high-volume renewable targeted M&A, with total volume soaring to a record-high […]


Loans Highlights: First 9 Months 2019

Global Outlook: First 9 Months Market Drivers Sluggish economic growth driven by trade wars and political uncertainty has marred 2019. Both the syndicated loans market and the world economic output (WEO) echoed the same story. Whilst WEO fell to 3.2, its lowest since 2017 (3.5) according to the IMF, the first nine months (9M) of 2019 […]


DCM Highlights: First 9 Months 2019

Bond sales grow amidst low rates Debt markets are holding their ground this year despite increasing pressures affecting bond sales.  Global issuance totaled $5.43tr during the first nine months of 2019, the second highest of the past ten years after 2017 ($5.56tr).  The current volume slightly edges those obtained in 2018 ($5.35tr) and 2016 ($5.43tr), […]


Dealogic Completes the Acquisition of Selerity

Dealogic announced today that it has acquired Selerity, a content analytics company. NEW YORK (PRWEB) SEPTEMBER 25, 2019 Dealogic announced today that it has acquired Selerity, a content analytics company. Financial terms were not disclosed. Headquartered in New York and Chicago, Selerity is a leading provider of unstructured data solutions that power automation for the world’s […]


ECM Highlights: First 9 Months 2019

Americas: US Companies Rush to Convertibles As political uncertainty continues in the US, the Federal Reserve has cut interest rates by 0.5%, and consequently investors and companies have become more pessimistic about the market which has resulted in a rising fear of a potential recession. As a result, a lot of companies have issued convertible […]


M&A Highlights: First 9 Months 2019

Global M&A driven by US megadeals Global M&A volume continued the decreasing trend this year with $3.05tn during F9M 2019 among 25,754 deals, representing a 5.6% decrease compared to $3.23tn in the same period in 2018. APAC and EMEA targeted regions showed a significant drop in volume, with APAC generating $599.6bn in volume during F9M […]


A STAR is Born: China New Listings Re-Emerge

In just the first two weeks of July 2019, 28 companies have raised $5.5bn via new listings in China, already surpassing the full June numbers with 2x the activity and 1.6x the volume. Approximately 95% of the listing volume in these 2 weeks has been from companies that applied to list on the new Science […]